Molecular biology of cancer

  • John Paul


The discovery of oncogenes, in confirmation of a longstanding hypothesis, has revolutionised our entire understanding of carcinogenesis such that it is now mandatory for all clinicians and pathologists to have some understanding of the subject. In view of the difficulties experienced by clinicians in gain-ing access to current literature and keeping up with a fast-moving subject, this brief review is presented as a summary of the most salient points.


Viral Oncogene Rous Sarcoma Virus Avian Leukosis Virus Abnormal Product Cellular Oncogene 
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  1. Bishop JM: Oncogenes. Sci Amer 246, 68–78, 1982. — A very readable summary of the early work on oncogenes up to 1982CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  3. Bishop JM: Cellular oncogenes and retroviruses. Ann Rev Bio-chem 52, 301–354, 1983. — A detailed authoritative and com-prehensive review for those who want to study the subject seriouslyCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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© Martinas Nijhoff Publishers, Boston 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Paul
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  1. 1.The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research Garscube EstateBearsdenUK

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